Social Work Program
Kristopher B. Cabreira Social Work Scholarship
As a former Social Work student at La Sierra University, Kristopher is aware that some students are trying to work, have a family life, and study for their Social Work classes all at the same time. This takes a toll on students financially in the long run. During his two Masters of Business Administration studies, he worked and studied hard, all the time praying that God could bless him so he could find a way to help others in a financial manner. This prayer was answered in the affirmative. As a Seventh-day Adventist and having been raised in the Adventist education system, he understands that Adventist higher education is expensive and that more financial assistance needs to be made available. Kristopher hopes that this fund will be given to a candidate who will become a great social worker and an enabler/advocate for others, as well as a financial giver who will also seek to fulfill others’ dreams.
The Kleinert-Rasmussen Endowed Scholarship was inspired by the lives of Robert and Virginia Kleinert, who were committed to excellence in their personal and professional lives and encouraged others to pursue their goals. Virginia Kleinert was a constant pillar of support in her family, combining compassion with integrity, high standards and expectations. Robert Kleinert’s education was interrupted by World War II and the Korean War. In spite of his lack of formal education, he went on to become a successful businessman and used his resources to ensure opportunities that he had not had were available to others. They were generous in supporting education for young people. The founders of the scholarship, daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Thomas Rasmussen, wished to pass along a legacy establishing this scholarship to recognize and assist traditional students in the Social Work program that had financial need, showed promise and had a commitment to the values and ethics of the social work profession.
Robert and Virgina Kleinert Scholarship
This scholarship was established to assist in recruiting qualified sophomores or transfer majors to the Social Work Department at La Sierra University. It is available to students with financial need and who demonstrate promise for success in social work.
Phone: (951) 785-2915